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Review: Butterflies take flight, strikingly, at Clark Planetarium

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) A two-tailed swallowtail butterfly sips nectar from Larkspur flowers in a Sugarhouse flower garden Wednesday July 6.

By Scott D. Pierce

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Feb 07 2013 02:28PM
Updated Feb 7, 2013 09:34PM

It isn’t often that the word "spectacular" applies to butterflies, but that’s definitely the case on more than one occasion in "Flight of the Butterflies in 3D."

This 40-minute nature film features some dazzling footage of hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies massed in Mexico at the end of an incredible migration. It’s the story of the butterflies and the scientist who was obsessed with them — the man whose efforts over four decades unlocked the story of the butterflies and their amazing life cycle.

It’s a film that will capture the interest of kids and their parents, and the 3-D technology is actually put to good use. When you get a look at all those monarchs seemingly flying off the screen, yes, it is spectacular.

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